Wedding Weekend: Richard & Kristin Christy

I’ve attended a good number of weddings.  But now, in the midst of planning my own, I’m seeing the entire event through a whole new set of eyes.  Case in point- last weekend’s wedding of two of amazing people, Richard Christy & Kristin Jenco (aka Kristy Christy).

Richard & Kristin

Richard & Kristin are two of my favorite people.  They are kind, genuine & an absolute blast to hang out with.  I was honored to share their wedding with them.

I was also excited to see how a few things I’ve thought about doing in theory ended up working in actuality.  For instance- no formal sit down dinner.  The Christy’s had great passed appetizers and then buffet stations.  It was really nice not to have the flow of the evening dictated to us- we never had to stop the party & sit, waiting to be served.  When we were hungry, we ate.  Easy!

Another thing I was happy to see was the reception held at the same location as the wedding, immediately following it.  We’re planning to do the same thing- we’re going to get married & start the party there ASAP.  Why kill hours in between and make people travel? Especially if you’re not getting married in a religious location where it might be inappropriate to have a reception.  It was great to enjoy a quick, fun ceremony and then immediately celebrate the hell out of it.

Another was the flip flop basket.  I’m a HUGE fan of the flip flop basket, ever since I first heard about it a few years ago.  The basic idea is that most women hit a point where your ridiculously stylish shoes start to strike you as just ridiculous & your forced with the option of sitting immediately or risking amputation.  So why not change into a brand new pair of flip flops, available in assorted sizes & provided by the bride & groom?  Easy solution & we all keep dancing.  In fact, I’m SUCH a fan of the flip flops, that I decided to make Kristin a  special bridal pair as part of her gift. Check em out:

Seriously, how awesome are these?

Yup, those jingle bells do jingle with every step.

I wanted them to be super comfortable because I figured her feet would be killing her. So I went fuzzy.

So comfy!

(I included 12,000 pictures of them because they took me a solid week to make)

Speaking of creative gift components, I also made them chalices of sorts, based on what I guessed liquor consumption levels might be 😉

These look about the right size.

Overall, the wedding was an absolute blast.  What I most admired was the sense of Richard & Kristin that I got from the evening.  It was a true reflection of who they are.  There was no formality or pomp & circumstance about the night- it was just their kind of party.  And I think that’s my biggest take away.  I want my wedding to be a true reflection of us.  One hell of a party that shows our spirit, our sense of style, our idea of a perfect night.

Richard & Kristin, I wish you a lifetime of happiness & I love you so, so much.

Before I sign off, I thought I’d share a few more of my favorite pics from the wedding.  Enjoy!

xoxo

R

About to head out to the venue!

In the limo & on our way!

Having a blast!

George Takei always makes a wedding more fun.

With Claudio from Richard's favorite band, Coheed and Cambria.

The infamous hot Lisa G pic discussed on air. She looked great!

And my favorite of the professional pics-

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Posted on August 8, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Beautiful! Love the flip flop basket. Very happy for The Christy’s

    KIM

  2. Kristin- when you read this..YOU LOOKED BEAUTIFUL! I can’t wait to see all of the professional pics! Rach- can’t wait for your big day!

  3. Love the flip flops!! Such a cool idea!! 😀 I want some too. 😉

  4. Thanks for the link to my blog. That picture seems to be a lot of peoples favorite.

  5. Might be the greatest writing around!

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